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Bourne / Drug Abuse Case #54785

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 19, 1978
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(Studio) Report on drug abuse incident possibly involving President Carter's drug adviser, Dr. Peter Bourne.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Details given about Bourne's alleged involvement in writing prescription for fictitious person. Prince William Cnty., Virginia, police arrest of woman who tried to get prescription filled noted. Bourne's speeches for administration, advocating decriminalization of marijuana, mentioned; President Carter's comments on Bourne quoted. White House refusal to comment on present situation stated. Drug involved is Quaalude. Is noted that "Washington Post" broke news story.
REPORTER: Ann Compton

(Studio) Bourne's work in drug abuse during Richard Nixon administration mentioned.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Compton, Ann;
Reynolds, Frank

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